The Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) is an international forum of 29 countries and the European Union with an overarching mission of reducing the vulnerability of people worldwide to terrorism by preventing, combating, and prosecuting terrorist acts and countering incitement and recruitment to terrorism.

Our forum brings together experts and practitioners from countries and regions around the world to share experiences and expertise, and develop tools and strategies on how to counter the evolving terrorist threat. The GCTF is Co-Chaired by Canada and Morocco.

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New interactive content!

Documents of the GCTF Lifecycle Toolkit are now available in an interactive format as well. Here you can find some of our documents as interactive infographics, where you can navigate through the different elements of our good practice documents, guidelines and recommendations on prosecuting terrorists, rehabilitation and reintegration of foreign terrorist fighters, as well as the important role of psychologists and religious leaders can play in this process.   

New videos on the GCTF's work on foreign terrorist fighters, their returning families and homegrown terrorism!

Short videos are now available that explain the GCTF's work on providing non-binding good practices for States on how to more effectively respond to the foreign terrorist fighters (FTF) phenomenon, how to address the threat of returning and relocating families of foreign terrorist fighters and on ways to prevent, detect, intervene and respond to homegrown terrorism.

You can check out all GCTF videos here!

Listen to our podcasts on national CVE strategies and CT responses in the criminal justice sector!

We have created podcasts covering core GCTF Framework Documents. You can now listen to our podcasts explaining the Rabat Memorandum on Good Practices for Effective Counterterrorism Practice in the Criminal Justice Sector and the good practices on developing national CVE strategies.

Four years of GCTF Co-Chairmanship

The Kingdoms of Morocco and the Netherlands published a Legacy Paper of their work within the frameworks of their Co-Chairmanship of the GCTF between 2015 - 2019. The Legacy Paper highlights the former Co-Chairs' main achievements, as well as the strategic priorities of their Co-Chairmanship. 

The Legacy Paper is available in Arabic, English and French.

Ministerial Statements from the Tenth GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting

Please see below the Ministerial Statements of GCTF Members, GCTF-Inspired Institutions and the United Nations delivered at the Tenth GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting held in New York, United States on 25 September 2019:

Handover of GCTF Co-Chairmanship

The Tenth GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting marks the end of two consecutive mandates of the Kingdom of Morocco and the Kingdom of the Netherlands as Co-Chairs of the GCTF. Canada and Morocco will take over the Co-Chairmanship for the upcoming two years.

Assistance to Victims of Terrorism Immediately after the Attack and in Criminal Proceedings

Watchlisting Guidance Manual Initiative Launch Event

Watchlisting Guidance Manual Initiative Launch Event

22 January 2020

NEW YORK - United States - Initiative Co-Leads, the United Nations and the United States of America hosted the Launch Event in New York, United States of America on 22 January 2020. 

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Plenary Meeting and Workshop on National-Local Cooperation in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE)

Plenary Meeting and Workshop on National-Local Cooperation in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE)

4-6 November 2019

MONTREAL - Canada - Australia and Indonesia, Co-Chairs of the GCTF Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Working Group, in partnership with the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and the Prevention Project, as part of the Initiative on National-Local Cooperation in Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (P/CVE) organized a workshop back to back with the Working Group's Plenary Meeting in Montreal, Canada.

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Expert Meeting on Criminal Justice Responses to the Linkages between Terrorism, the Financing of Terrorism, Corruption and Other Financial Crimes

Expert Meeting on Criminal Justice Responses to the Linkages between Terrorism, the Financing of Terrorism, Corruption and Other Financial Crimes

29-30 October 2019

LONDON - United Kingdom - GCTF Criminal Justice and Rule of Law (CJ-ROL) Working Group Co-Chairs, Nigeria and Switzerland, organized an expert meeting on Criminal Justice Responses to the Linkages between Terrorism, the Financing of Terrorism, Corruption and Other Financial Crimes.

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High-level Side Event on Countering the Financing of Terrorism: Taking Steps Towards the Implementation of UNSCR 2462 (2019) by Maximizing Synergies Between the International and Regional Contexts

High-level Side Event on Countering the Financing of Terrorism: Taking Steps Towards the Implementation of UNSCR 2462 (2019) by Maximizing Synergies Between the International and Regional Contexts

26 September 2019

NEW YORK - United States - Egypt and the European Union (EU), Co-Chairs of the GCTF Capacity-Building in the East Africa Region (EA) Working Group organized a high-level side event on the margins of the UN General Assembly week, jointly with jointly with the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) and its Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCTC).

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Side Event on the Policy Toolkit on the Zurich-London Recommendations on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Terrorism Online

Side Event on the Policy Toolkit on the Zurich-London Recommendations on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Terrorism Online

25 September 2019

NEW YORK - United States -  Othe margins of the Tenth GCTF Ministerial Plenary Meeting in New York, Australia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom hosted a side event on the Policy Toolkit on the Zurich-London Recommendations.

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